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Laseter, Timothy M.; Baran, Leena Case OM-1323 / Published January 31, 2007 / 11 pages.
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The global sourcing department at World Kitchen faces a make/buy decision that could result in closing a 90-year-old facility in Pennsylvania. Concerns about labor costs and capital investment both come to the fore owing to ongoing union negotiations and the upcoming need for a major refurbishment of the glass-making furnace. Although many potential suppliers offer lower labor costs, tariffs, transportation, and quality must be factored into the decision.

  • Overview

    The global sourcing department at World Kitchen faces a make/buy decision that could result in closing a 90-year-old facility in Pennsylvania. Concerns about labor costs and capital investment both come to the fore owing to ongoing union negotiations and the upcoming need for a major refurbishment of the glass-making furnace. Although many potential suppliers offer lower labor costs, tariffs, transportation, and quality must be factored into the decision.

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